US vehicle safety regulators have said the artificial intelligence system piloting a self-driving Google car could be considered the driver under federal law, a major step toward ultimately winning approval for autonomous vehicles on the roads.
Alphabet Inc's Google wants to form more partnerships with established automakers and suppliers this year to accelerate its work on self-driving cars, the head of the Google project said on Tuesday.
John Krafcik, the newly hir
Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, according to a study by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.
The study was commissioned by Alphabet Inc's Google u
While nearly 60 per cent of consumers in cities around the world are open to self-driving vehicles (SDVs), a significant number want traditional OEMs, rather than technology companies, to lead their development, a report said.
At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford Motor Co unveiled a new feature that lets drivers pre-set their car to go at or just above the speed limit. In-car cameras and software read and react to road signs, speeding the car up or slowing it down.
Google will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago.
Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehi
The Silicon Valley race to build a self-driving car may revolve around one simple question: to map or not to map.
The company at the forefront of the race, Google Inc, is creating intricate maps that detail every tree and curb alo
Sales of vehicles able to drive themselves will account for about 9 percent of global auto sales in about two decades, according to a forecast published by auto industry consultant IHS Automotive.
The study focused on autonomous c